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IACEE Porto Declaration: A Global Challenge for Engineers

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2017 ASEE International Forum

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Columbus , Ohio

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June 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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8

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https://peer.asee.org/29283

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Alfredo Soeiro University of Porto

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• PhD from University Florida, USA as Fulbright scholar in 1989
• Associate professor at University Porto, Portugal
• Founder and vice-president of EUCEN from 1992 to 1998 (European Universities Continuing Education Network – www.eucen.org)
• Member of the Council of IACEE since 1995 and president from 2001 until 2004 (International Association of Continuing Engineering Education – www.iacee.org)
• Founder and president of AUPEC from 2001 until 2005 (Association of Portuguese Universities in Continuing Education – www.up.pt/aupec.htm)
• Founder of RECLA and member of the Board from 1998 until 2002 (Latin American Network of Continuing Education – www.cfp.upv.es/recla)
• President of SEFI from 2003 until 2005 (European Society for Engineering Education – www.sefi.be)
• Chair of Scientific Committee of THENUCE (Thematic Network on University Continuing Education)
• Coordinator and partner in several projects sponsored by the European Commission
• Invited expert as evaluator and consultant for the European Commission on continuing education, adult education, access to education, networking and elearning
• Member of editorial board of EJEE (European Journal Engineering Education - www.ntb.ch/SEFI/Publications/journal.html)
• Member of editorial board (1999-2006) of JHEOE (Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement - www.uga.edu/jheoe)
• EDEN Award (2008)
• International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education (2006)
• Representative of Ordem dos Engenheiros in FEANI in CPD Committee
• Coordinator of project VIRQUAL (virqual.up.pt – 2009), of project EQUIPE (equipe.up.pt – 2004/2006) and of project ATELCOMA (www.fe.up.pt/atelcoma - 1997/2000)

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Bente Nørgaard Aalborg Univestiy, Denmark

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Bente’s research field is Continuing Engineering Education primarily with focus on small and medium sized enterprises. She is council member of The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) and Chairs European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) Working Group on Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning.

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Kim A. Scalzo State University of New York, HQ

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Kim Scalzo is the Executive Director of Open SUNY, SUNY’s online learning initiative at the System level. Open SUNY includes a set of supports and initiatives for students, faculty, and campuses designed to help ensure quality and success in online learning. Kim is responsible for strategic leadership of Open SUNY, ensuring quality and excellence in the Open SUNY operations, managing relationships with SUNY campuses, and aligning Open SUNY services and supports with the system priorities of improving Access to a SUNY education, increasing the number of students who Complete SUNY programs, and ensuring that SUNY programs prepare students for Success in their lives and careers.

She initially joined SUNY in 2009 as as Director of the SUNY Center for Professional Development, a university-wide program providing training and professional development to faculty and staff across the SUNY campuses in support the SUNY Strategic Plan, The Power of SUNY. In that role she led the development of competency-based, community-driven certificate programs and the establishment of services and an online platform to support, promote, and facilitate communities of practice across the system.

Prior to joining the SUNY in 2009, Kim spent 18 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her last position as Director of Academic Outreach Programs with overall responsibility for Rensselaer's Distance Learning, Continuing Education, summer, and Outreach programs. Kim has also served as a reviewer for the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education for several Institutional Capability Reviews for distance learning programs. She was a US institutional representative in EU-US collaboration to develop international quality standards for continuing education and is currently leading the Open SUNY Institutional Readiness program to implement quality standards for continuing education and distance learning organizations based on the Online Consortium Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. She is also a co-creator of the Bray-Scalzo Partnership Model for creating and sustaining successful partnerships in higher education.

Kim currently serves as Past-President for the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) Council. Additionally, she has served as Chair of the Executive Board for the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE-CPD) and a member of the National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) Advisory Board, the SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association Board of Directors, the SUNY Prrovost’s Open SUNY Advisory Council (POSAC), the Faculty Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2), the SUNY Council on Assessment (SCoA), the SUNY Shared Services Steering Committee, the SUNY Language Consortium, the SUNY Alliance for Strategic Technologies, and the Executive Board for the SUNY Information Technology Exchange Center (ITEC). Kim received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and master’s degree in Education in College Student Personnel from the College of Saint Rose.

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Abstract

IACEE Porto Declaration: A Global Challenge for Engineers

In the IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education – www.iacee.org) world conference held in May 2016 and under the theme “Innovation in Continuing Professional Development: A vision of the Future” a declaration was signed by participants. IACEE is an international organization dedicated to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to the Continuing Education in Engineering (CEE). The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) was founded in 1989 to foster a global network of organizations promoting lifelong engineering education and developing CPD and CEE across the world. IACEE recognizes the scale and complexity of the gap between existing solutions and the needs facing our planet and that the IACEE is uniquely placed to act on this opportunity. IACEE seeks to pivot the organization to connect individuals, universities, industry, government and NGO organizations to meet the grand challenges facing humanity and the world. Keeping with its dedication to leading lifelong learning, IACEE has developed and will continue to develop global initiatives to address those twenty-one century challenges threatening the survival of human kind through collaboration, design, creative thinking and engineering. IACEE wants to implement the declaration within the engineering community and influence a majority of stakeholders to comply with a framework of global sustainable development. CPD and CEE can influence on short term the pledge of the engineering community and of related sectors to a global commitment in actioning this call to service. This change and improvement can be obtained mostly by education and training of the engineering community around the world. Engineers and related stakeholders have a major influence in the world development. It is crucial that within a global and international arena the engineers take charge of the sustainable measures to ensure a future for the world. This called Porto Declaration can act as major beacon and motivation for all and especially for active engineers and for future engineers. Currently the association is implementing measures to materialize the goals of the Porto Declaration. It is the intention of IACEE to share and to discuss these plans in international arenas and the ASEE International Forum is a preferred stage. The plan, strategy and tactic will be presented and discussed in the paper version.

Soeiro, A., & Nørgaard, B., & Scalzo, K. A. (2017, June), IACEE Porto Declaration: A Global Challenge for Engineers Paper presented at 2017 ASEE International Forum, Columbus , Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29283

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